Friday essay: on the trail of the London thylacines

Penelope Edmonds, Hannah Stark

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On a cold, dark night in the winter of June 2017, hundreds of people gathered on the lawns of Hobart’s parliament house to join a procession that carried an effigy of a giant Tasmanian tiger (thylacine) to be ritually burnt at Macquarie Point.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes

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NameThe Conversation
ISSN (Print)2201-5639

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  • extinction
  • Australian history
  • Tasmania
  • museums
  • museum collections
  • Tasmanian history


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